Walk for Mental Health 2022 Donations

Dear Panhandle Community,

1 in 5 people are affected by mental illness – our families, our friends, our neighbors, church members, and our community. Often, substance abuse, school and work problems, family dysfunction, and homelessness are caused by the underlying issue of mental illness. It affects Amarillo. It affects us. Let’s work together to: raise awareness, end stigma, encourage treatment, and improve mental health services in our community.

We are excited to announce that our organizations, National Alliance on Mental Illness-Texas Panhandle and Amarillo Area Mental Health Consumers/Agape Center, are hosting the 10th Annual Walk for Mental Health on Saturday, October 15 from 3 pm - 5 pm at Memorial Park (Gazebo Area). We are encouraging our community leaders, sponsors, consumers, family, friends, and health providers to join us in this awareness walk and donate any amount to this important mental health awareness event. We truly believe that there can be no health without mental health. All funds will be evenly divided between NAMI Texas Panhandle and AAMHC-Agape Center, both 501(c)3s. Funds will support their FREE, vital, unduplicated mental health services to hundreds of people in the Texas Panhandle.

NAMI Texas Panhandle is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all individuals living with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy. We offer free support groups, classes, seminars, and speakers. We also advocate in our community for increased mental health awareness and improved mental health services.

Amarillo Area Mental Health Consumers/Agape Center (AAMHC) was formed in 1996 by a group of peers who were interested in learning more about empowerment, advocacy, and participation in the community. The primary mission of Amarillo Area Mental Health Consumers is to organize, encourage, educate, and train people with mental illness to advocate for themselves and support each other in their recovery. Our vision is the integration of mental health consumers into the community as productive, functional, valued citizens. Organizations in the mental health network frequently refer their clients to our day program so they can benefit from recovery-based activities. The daily programming consists of mental health education groups, peer support groups, GED training, computer workshops, exercise and yoga groups, art groups, vocational assistance, social outings, and independent living skills training.

Once again, thank you for being a donor for the Walk for Mental Health 2022! Your financial support helps us to reach out and improve mental health in the Amarillo community! Such support is needed now more than ever as people with mental illness are struggling with the residual effects of the COVID19 pandemic.

Thank you,
Margie Netherton, NAMI Texas Panhandle, President
Tony Foster, Amarillo Area Mental Health Consumers, Executive Director

Donations

  • Celene Aceves
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Melanie Rice
    • $150 
    • 4 mos
  • James Whitton
    • $250 
    • 5 mos
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Tony Foster
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Amarillo, TX
Nami Texas Panhandle Inc (Pami)
 
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